My 8 months thus far. **READ FULL REVIEW** *Quiet *Never had a problem with my vehicle or my bicycles locked out front under neath a cover. *Mail never altered *Police patrols more than often *Efficient maintenance I liked living here. As I had no neighbors/problems, I felt I was rather lucky. I lived on the South side of the community which is quite dead. Out of roughly ten units in the 'strip' only 3 were filled and fortunately they were all at the other end. I never even saw anyone while ever doing laundry at multiple times through out the day. Do make sure you tour the apartments that have been renovated. My apartment is very modern with new everything and looks really nice as I feel I live in a downtown apartment which is very nice to have in this area of town. However, much of the property is still dated and does not looking anything with I have. The photos on the website are of a one bedroom and looking nothing like the lofts so be sure to tour to get an accurate ideal of what you'll be considering. Safety / Security Since moving in, the property has been safe besides your every day uneducated scum arguing in the parking lot every now and then. But in the past three months, I have received two letters telling me to stay aware of my surroundings and to protect myself and loved ones; Even "Try not to walk alone at night". Lawrence metro police have patrolled the area almost every night since including asking me for ID as I was trying to unload my motorcycle from a storage truck. I kindly told him to go away and this was my paid private property and that was that. I witnessed a high speed pursuit chase fly right by my front door involving three state police cruzers three weeks prior. The laundry rooms always wreaked of heavy weed and mine had two gang tags in sharpie on the door with one reading "$bunGang". However, do listen to me when I say, "Do not live on the north side of the property. I hear domestic complaints coming from that area not only from residents, but staff sending out formal communications to us as a warning. Office Staff / Maintenance Justin, Assistant Property Manager, is a great guy and really considerate when listening to your addressed concerns regarding the property. Allison and the rest of her staff are also really nice on the phone and in person which is a nice relief consider the poor shape the of property that I blame on the residents that live there, not the management. Maintenance always addressed my concern with 2 days. Closing In the end...pay rent, stay proactive with your safety, keep your blinds closed, and and you'll love it here! I liked it, but I want to actually have a place to call "home" where I can invite my family and friends to visit, and not worry about their personal belongings or their vehicles overnight. A suggestion, make it a gated community and raise rent about $50 and I believe that will eliminate much of your problem. The north side of the community is very full and causes problems according to what I see as I travel back from weekend activities late at night at from the letters that are sent out.
I have lived here since October 2014 and I consider Justin and his staff to be very concerned and helpful to my needs. The maintenance crew is timely. requests are handled in a timely manner. I think the new management is working very hard to improve a lot of things here at The Landings @ 56th. Things are improving giving this community a great new clean look.
The maintenance at these apartments are horrible. I stayed at the Landings at 56th for a year from 2013-2014 and the maintenance staff was slow in responding to issues and sometimes did not fix the problems on multiple occasions. There were times when I was without heat, air, electricity, etc. The laundry rooms are disgusting and the hallways are filled with spider webs. Also, the neighborhood is unsafe and I would not feel comfortable raising kids in this neighborhood. There are some good renovations being made, but residents will definitely pay more in rent to cover the cost for improvements. I would never recommend these apartments to anyone.
I chose to live at Landings at 56th because it was affordable and they were renovating the entire complex. However, my favorite part about living here is the staff. They are not only friendly and efficient, but they truly go out of their way to accommodate their residents. They recognize that they are managing homes, and not just apartment units. Thanks Justin and Allison!
I've lived here since 2008. Never had a problem. It's pretty quiet around here especially where I'm at. Enjoying the new renovations.